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Tips to Ensure Well-Maintained Windows This Fall

Fall provides the best conditions for home maintenance chores. With pleasant weather, you can accomplish your cleaning goals faster. As the top residential window replacement contractor in the area, we make sure to inform our customers about the importance of properly caring for and maintaining their newly installed windows. Here’s a checklist of tips to help you get started.

Tips to Ensure Well-Maintained Windows This Fall

Remove Dirt From Main Window Components

Windows can last a long time if you routinely clean and maintain them. Use a soft brush or rag and warm soapy water to get rid of dirt and debris from the window sills and tracks to ensure flawless operation and prevention of drafts. The same soapy solution can be used for the glass, but water with a few parts of vinegar is a viable alternative.

Take Care of the Hardware

Use the same cleaning materials and solutions to maintain the sheen of the windows’ hardware. We recommend not to use abrasive cleaners or products with harsh chemicals as these may damage the hardware itself almost as much as the exposure to the elements. If fading is evident on the metallic parts of your windows, applying a small amount of light machine oil should do the trick.

Boost Insulation

Energy-efficient windows help ensure indoor comfort. However, you can further bolster this by investing in window treatments like heavy curtains and blinds. Installing them not only ensures privacy and darkness, but also provides warmth and insulation during the colder months.

Sometimes, cleaning and maintaining windows are no longer sufficient in keeping them aesthetically pleasing and functional. If they’re showing their age, it’s time to replace them with the best replacement windows in your area. Count on Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri for superior window and door replacement. Call (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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